What is your prediction for the future?

Have you imagined what life might look like in 2035? Have your clients imagined what their lives might look like? Change is inevitable – a career shift, a disability, changes in family, or a business opportunity. Envisioning ourselves 20 years into the future can be both exciting and worrisome. We can never really know what is going to happen.

At the PPI Solutions Symposium for Advisors in the fall of 2015, we brought 900 brilliant minds together and asked one simple question: “What is your prediction for the future?” They envisioned what life might look like in the year 2035. One thing is for sure – the world will be a very different place than today.

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What is your prediction for the future?


Protecting your Practice: Are you Complying with your Regulatory Obligations?

The industry is changing, but is your practice keeping up? Be your own compliance officer and keep your insurance offerings up-to-date with regulatory obligations and insurance carrier policies.

Advisors are subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and associated regulations. As required under the Act – which has been in place since October 2000 – an advisor must have an anti-money laundering (AML) compliance regime in place to meet with reporting, record keeping and client identification requirements. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is an active regulator responsible for auditing advisors to ensure compliance with the Act. Advisors who are audited and found to have no policies in place could be subject to heavy fines.

The required elements of an AML Compliance Regime are:

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